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Stream Gages and GIS part of Examples
Utilize the online GIS of the USGS real-time stream gage network to introduce basic concepts of data-driven maps and GIS. This exercise can be used independently or with other hydrology exercises. -

Earth System Topics: Hydrology, :Surface Water, Surface Processes:Rivers and Lakes, Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards

Floodplains in the field (with GIS) part of Examples
In this GIS-enhanced lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques. -

Earth System Topics: Hydrology, Biosphere:Ecology, Solid Earth

Image Classification part of Examples
An exercise to use a simple image analysis program to classify land surface types seen in satellite imagery in order to analyze changes in landscape development over time. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Land Use, Hydrology, Biosphere, Geography, Surface Processes, Biosphere:Ecology

Measuring Distance and Area in Satellite Images (College Level) part of Examples
Users analyze NASA images of the Aral Sea using ImageJ. This Starting Point page provides general tips to adapt this Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter to college level. -

Earth System Topics: Hydrology, Solid Earth

Using GLOBE Data to Study the Earth System (College Level) part of Examples
College-level adaptation of an Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter that uses the GLOBE environmental data set to analyze surface measurements made by students around the world. -

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere:Weather, Hydrology, :Ground Water, Atmosphere


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